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Daily News – December 29, 2016

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Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love believes he’s an All-Star player every year; doesn’t need appearances to show it
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nearly three years ago, Kevin Love was playing in his third All-Star Game in four years, sharing the court with the league’s brightest stars, watching as Cleveland Cavaliers youngster Kyrie Irving put on a show.

Love had gotten used to those midseason trips and the individual acclaim. At 25, the Minnesota Timberwolves power forward was in the midst of another season with eye-popping numbers. Equipped with a versatile skill set, ideally suited for the NBA’s new style of play, it looked like Love would be a future All-Star lock.

Instead, Love has been outside looking in for the last two seasons — needing to sacrifice stats, touches, post-up opportunities and comfort after being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Love needed to make numerous changes to fit in with his new teammates. But, an NBA champion now, Love looks like an even better version of the player he was with the Timberwolves.

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LeBron James still hates NBA’s L2M reports on officials after Warriors game
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James wasn’t a fan of the NBA’s last two minutes reports for officials even before the league released one Monday stating he should’ve been given a technical for hanging on the rim after a dunk late in the Cavs’ 109-108 win over the Warriors.

As you may have guessed, James’ opinion didn’t change.

“I think it discredits what the referees are doing for 48 minutes,” James said after the Cavs practiced Wednesday, in his first public comments since the NBA’s L2M report was released for the Cavs-Warriors game on Christmas. “If that’s the case, you might as well do a 48-minute report.

“It’s not fair to the referees that you only talk about the final two minutes of the game and not the first 46. There’s plays that’s missed, there’s plays that called throughout 48 minutes that don’t get talked about. I don’t think it’s fair for the referees that people get to have their opinions or scrutinize referees for the last two minutes because it discredits what the rest of the game is about. The rest of the game is played, you have to play the first two minutes like the last two minutes.”

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Cavs send rookie PG Kay Felder to D-League Canton Charge
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cavs assigned rookie point guard Kay Felder to their D-League affiliate Canton Charge, the team announced Wednesday.

Felder, drafted in the second round by Cleveland in June, is averaging 4.9 points in 14 games this season. He’ll likely play tonight against Greensboro in Canton.

The Cavs only have 13 healthy players, counting Felder, so it’s likely he’ll be back in Cleveland for the team’s game against Boston on Thursday.

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